Thank you for joining us for the 16th Annual NY Golf Classic Virtual Event! While we are disappointed we couldn’t be together in person to celebrate our sponsors and our honorees, we are grateful we are able to virtually come together.

Date & location

Virtual event

August 2, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. ET

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Meet our honorees

Thomas M. Buonaiuto

Senior Executive Vice President, Chief of Staff, Deposit Channel Executive, Flushing Bank

Thomas M. Buonaiuto

Thomas M. Buonaiuto is Senior Executive Vice President, Chief of Staff, Deposit Channel Executive providing high level support to the CEO and President. Tom is responsible for a broad range of critical activities including strategic planning, management of innovative deposit segments, identifying deposit growth opportunities, and diversifying income streams. Prior to the Flushing Bank acquisition, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer, and a director of Empire Bancorp and Empire National Bank. Prior to joining Empire Bancorp, Tom served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Union State Bank, a $2.9 billion asset New York state commercial bank that was listed on the New York Stock Exchange, until its acquisition by KeyCorp in 2007. Prior to this, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Long Island Commercial Bank, and its holding company Long Island Financial Corp., and served in that capacity until its acquisition by New York Community Bancorp in 2005.

Tom is a graduate of Long Island University-C.W. Post, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He is also licensed by the State of New York as a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. In addition, Tom is a former Board President and present Board Member of the Child Care Council of Suffolk, Inc. and former trustee and Chairman of the Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages in Stony Brook. He is also a Trustee and on the Executive Board of Advisors of the College of Management at LIU Post; a Board Member of the Ride for Life; and a member of The Energeia Partnership, a leading academy dedicated to identifying and addressing the serious, complex, and multidimensional issues challenging the Long Island region.

Maria and Ronny Colucci

Colucci Family

Hi! We are Ronny and Maria Colucci and we have been married for over 25 years. When Ronny was a teenager he was diagnosed with glomelular nephritis but was able to continue living his life in a full, pretty normal way for a long time.

He worked full time, enjoyed time with family and friends, and even coached the softball and baseball teams of both of our children for many years. In 2016 we were told that Ronny’s kidney function was declining rapidly and that dialysis or a transplant were our options.

When our families learned of our situation, a few of our siblings got tested to see if they would be a match and my brother Michael immediately said he wanted to be a donor for Ronny! We were happy to learn they were a good match and so overwhelmed by Michael’s generous offer. We were set for transplant for August 2017. A few days before the operation Ronny had to have an angiogram to check the strength of his heart and we were completely shocked when this test revealed three major blockages and a need for a triple bypass. The operation went well but as Ronny recovered he also had to start doing dialysis three times a week. It was an exhausting few months for him ( he even went back to work after 6 weeks!). The transplant was rescheduled for November 30 th and on that day my brother donated his kidney to Ronny during successful, thankfully uneventful surgeries. We are beyond blessed to have been given this amazing gift that allows Ronny to continue to live his best life and hope that others can benefit from the same gift in the future!

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Our committee

Planning Committee Chair

Maria A. Grasso, Flushing Bank

Planning Committee

Jennifer Armstrong • Steve Arzt • Jake Band • Gustavo Buitrago • Aimee DiBartolomeo-Cody • Jennarose Colucci • Elizabeth Dysart • Lisa Friedman Clark • Craig Goldstein • Lauren Grasso • Sylvia Knutson-Barr • Gregory M. LaSpina • Gerry Laytin • Michael Mancusi • Maura Nicolosi • Frank Korzekwinski • Ryan Korzekwinski • Joanna Pawlowska • Frank Pelliccione, Co-Chair Emeritus • Albert Petraglia • Bobby Ross • Reynaldo Tariche • Sal Turano • Erin Winterfeldt • Charmise Woodside-Desire

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Event sponsors


Leader Board




David Andersen

Gregory M. LaSpina

Jackson Lewis PC

Jeffrey Ehrlich

The Kafafian Group

The Nicolosi Law Firm PC

Thomas Sullivan

Premier Benefit Plans, Inc.


Allure Home Improvements Inc

Arthur B. Levine Co., Inc.

Daniel Nolan

Davis & Prager PC

Glen Boehmer

Ian Stuart

James Popper

Jennarose Colucci

Jets Towing

John Westerman

Justin Hill

L&M Development Partners Inc.

Louis Renzo

Maria Grasso

Merritt Environmental Consulting Corp.

Michael Mancusi

Morgan Magistro

Ryan Dempsey

Twomey Latham Shea Kelley Dubin & Quartararo Llp

Vali Industries

Watral Brothers Inc


Alex Bateman

Andrew Hazen

Anthony Marvinney

Aretha Persaud

Bill & Roxanne Dalessandro

Brian McGinn

Daniel B Smith

Daniel Patyk

David Antar

Donald Ravella The Garage Eatery Ravella

Epoch 5 Public Relations

Erin Winterfeldt

Gina Salinger

Gustavo Buitrago

Jake Band

John Franco

John Helkowski

Joseph Abraham

Joseph Parisi

Juice Generation

Julie A. Wright Nunes, MD

Kenneth Cerini

LaVarne A. Burton

Lewis Lilla

Lisa Friedman Clark

Louis Fresolone

Maria Grasso

Mario Doyle

Mark White

Mukesh Patel

Neal Tully

Peter McGinn

Richard Clarke

Robert Rossiter

Thomas Buonaiuto

Thomas Mancusi

Winston Staffing Services

Youseph Makkawi


Alan Marcuis

Alessia Cammarano

Allen Brewer

Amit Deshmukh

Angelo Piazza

Arlene Bortolussi

Benincasa Family

Cecilia Brewer

Craig Salgado

Deborah Guber

Donna Fischer

Fran Bardio

Gina Salinger

Gregory Gordon

Gregory Tanenbaum

Harjeev Singh

Heather Lefkowitz

Herman Berliner

Hiroko Otani

Jacki Fleischhacker

James Gould

James Regan

Janet LaFonte

Janet Lenaghan

Janet Mancusi Gany

Jason Paglino

Jeff Bertuccio

Jen Farinhas

Jenna Heyman

Jennifer Meehan

Joseph Lauterborn

Kathryn Punturo

Keith Cuomo

Kim Poltorak

Lance Mcquade

Lauren Grasso

Lisa Hendrikson

Lori Miller

Lorraine Mancusi

Lynda Hullstrung

Madie Jellison

Maria Colucci

Maria Colucci

Maria Colucci

Maryann Dicostanzo

Matthew Grasso

Megan Harbold

Michael V. Coratolo

Mike Scialabba

Nancy Burner

Natalie Dubuche

Nicole Abrams

Paul & Carrie Fleishman

Rachel Lobaccaro

Robert Doyle

Rosalyn P. Brown

Rosemary Ferrara

Sal Ferro

Scott Magnussen

Sharon Lorman

Stephen King

Stephen Schoen

Steven Lichtenstein

Susan Manning

Suzanne Verso

Suzanne Verso

Thomas Lederer

Vijay Katyal

Vincent Mead

William Grube

Yvonne Prossimo

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